Bené Millinery & Bridal Supplies

Bené Millinery: Washington's most acclaimed hat and bridal shop, owned and operated by Vanilla Beane
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Celebrating Vanilla Beane, ‘D.C.’s Hat Lady,’ The Milliner Who Paved The Way For Black Female Entrepreneurs
By Sasha Horne for BET online

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The National Museum of African American History and Culture partnered with Google and the Smithsonian Digitization Program Office to create an interactive 3D model of objects from the collection, including a hat by Vanilla Beane.

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Benjamin Ferry: Hats Off

Sep 14, 2019 – Oct 12, 2019

gallery neptune & brown is pleased to present Hats Off, a new and exciting body of work by contemporary artist Benjamin Ferry. In his first one-person exhibition with the gallery, Ferry completes a two year exploration of extraordinary Washington, DC milliner Vanilla Beane, and her shop, Bené Mil...

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Mrs. Vanilla Powell Beane is the owner of Bené Millinery in Washington, DC.

Beane’s hats have adorned the heads of such luminaries as the late Dr. Dorothy Height, former President of the National Council for Negro Women, and Washington DC’s mayor, Muriel Bowser.

At 100-years-old, Beane still ow...

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11 months ago
My mother bought many glamorous hats from this shop. The detail was always impeccable. The designs compared to French designs.
- D R
9 months ago
This millinery has operated for many years in DC and is convenient as it's in my neighborhood.
- Tanya R
a year ago
Terrific customer service. A hat was made to match my dress , almost overnight. Old fashioned quality work. African American owned. Thank you so much , and Mrs. Vanilla Beane and daughter, Linda Jefferson . I absolutely love my hat.
- Elynore H

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6217 3rd St NW
Washington, DC 20011
United States

Business Hours

Mon:12:00 – 6:00 PM
Tue:12:00 – 6:00 PM
Wed:12:00 – 6:00 PM
Thu:12:00 – 6:00 PM
Fri:12:00 – 6:00 PM
Sat:12:00 – 6:00 PM
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